I have a PC and a laptop. I also have an extra monitor that I would like to use as a dual monitor for both the PC and the laptop. I wanted to buy an AB switch so I can switch the extra monitor as a dual monitor for either systems. This is what I bought:
I also bought the following SVGA cable:
When I put them together, there is no image. Either the cable is bad or the AB switch is bad. I ordered another set of cables here, thinking the one I got is defective or does not have all the needed pins connected:
2nd set of SVGA cables
But the same thing happened: no output. If I connect directly, w/o AB switch the monitor works fine on both systems.
It seems to be a issue with my AB switch. My question is two fold:
1. Is it reasonable to believe it's the AB switch now? I don't want to keep buying and returning/trial and error...
2. If yes, what type of AB switch should I buy instead?
Thanks in advance!